Parents charged in missing Illinois boy’s death

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This undated photo provided by the Crystal Lake, Illinois Police Department shows Andrew “AJ” Freund. Crystal Lake police say the missing boy’s Freund’s parents last saw him about 9 p.m. Wednesday April 17, 2019. Police say Andrew’s parents reported him missing when they woke up Thursday and couldn’t find him in their home. Police in […]

CRYSTAL LAKE, Ill. (AP) – Authorities say they have found what they believe is the body of a 5-year-old Illinois boy who went missing last week, and that his parents have been charged with murder in his death.

Crystal Lake police Chief James Black said at a news conference Wednesday that police dug up what they believe is Andrew “AJ” Freund’s body in a field and that it was wrapped in plastic.
 
He says AJ’s parents, Andrew Freund Sr. and JoAnn Cunningham, face murder and other charges in the boy’s death.
 
Authorities say the boys’ parents reported him missing last Thursday and told officers they last saw him at bedtime the night before.

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